# Why do we not use clinical thermometer to measure the temperature of boiling water?

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## What will happen if we put a clinical thermometer in boiling water?

It cannot resist the temperature of boiling water and it may burst.

## Can a laboratory thermometer be used to measure the temperature of boiling water?

No, a clinical thermometer cannot be used to measure the temperature of boiling water. It has a very small range. It can break on cooling and on excess heating.

## Why we Cannot use laboratory thermometer to measure body temperature?

A laboratory thermometer cannot be used to measure the human body temperature. This is because as soon as we take out the bulb of the laboratory thermometer from our mouth, the level of mercury in its tube will start falling quickly. This will give a wrong value of the body temperature.

## Why do we use a clinical thermometer to measure your body temperature?

Kink prevents mercury level from falling on its own. The clinical thermometer is designed to measure the temperature of the human body only. The temperature of the human body does not go below 35⁰C or above 42⁰C. That is the reason that this thermometer has the range from 35⁰C to 42⁰C.

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## Why can’t doctors use laboratory thermometers?

We cannot use a laboratory thermometer in the clinics. … A laboratory thermometer cannot be used to measure body temperature because it’s range is generally -10°C to 110°C, while normal body temperature is 37°C. Thus doctor do not use laboratory thermometers to measure body temperature of human beings in the clinics.

## How laboratory thermometer does differ from clinical thermometer?

Clinical thermometer is used to measure the human body temperature. A laboratory thermometer is not used for this purpose of measuring body temperature; it is generally used for the measurement of objects which generally have a temperature range outside that of a normal human body.

## Which thermometer is used to measure boiling water?

A Celsius thermometer will measure the boiling point of water at 100° and its freezing point at 0°; a Fahrenheit thermometer will measure the same events at 212° for the boiling point of water and 32° as its freezing point.